Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.
If we gave awards for “cutest couple,” Jaimie and Aaron Rodger would definitely be contenders. And if we gave awards for “best proposal,” Aaron’s to Jaimie just might take home the gold.
“Aaron surprised me New Year’s Eve weekend with a scavenger hunt across Downtown Columbus,” Jaimie says. “The morning started with a manicure and pedicure, then brunch with one of my best friends. Chelsea was in on the scheme, so she helped me navigate the clues from building to building.”
The last clue was at an Irish pub, where Jaimie had a drink to settle her nerves; then, the clue lead her to Due Amici on Gay Street.
“The hostess was waiting at the door and escorted me to a private elevator. I turned around and the hostess hit the button to take me to the top—and she vanished. Once I arrived, I could already hear our song playing through the doors. As the doors opened, I could see the rose petals on the floor and the reflection of beautiful lights in the windows. I walked around the corner to see Aaron standing in a room full of lanterns and lights draped from the ceiling creating a beautiful, magical ambiance.”
Who’s cutting onions in here, anyway? After Aaron asked, and Jaimie said yes, the pair celebrated with Champagne and a five-course meal. Due Amici was incredible to let us use a private space above their restaurant to create memories we will have forever,” Jaimie says.
Just six months later, Aaron’s brother officiated their ceremony.
“Having someone so close to us perform the wedding was very emotional,” Jaimie recalls. “We also wrote our own vows, and I recommend that for everyone. It’s so personal.”
Wedding date: June 9, 2018
Wedding colors: Navy and gray
Attendants: Two best men, a maid of honor and a bridesmaid
Bride wore: Galina Signature gown from David’s Bridal, DSW shoes, Michael Kors accessories
Groom wore: Suit from JCPenney
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Bridesmaids wore: David’s Bridal gowns
Groomsmen wore: Suits from JCPenney
Rehearsal dinner: The Trout Club Restaurant
Ceremony: The Trout Club Public Resort
Reception: The Trout Club Public Resort
Cake: Sweet 23 Bakery
Florist: Linnet’s Flowers on the Square
Photographer: Sanchez Studio
Videographer: Sanchez Studio
Invitations: Designed by the groom
Reception tunes: The Cleveland Keys
First dance: “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean
Guests stayed at: TC Villas, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Newark Ohio, Courtyard by Marriott Newark Granville
Sunday brunch: The Trout Club Restaurant